Davie McPhail Tying Andre Puyans Loop Wing Dry Fly

Andre Puyan’s Loop Wing dry fly pattern is one that stands out from most with a unique looped wing post. While at first glance it may look like the loop is constructed from hackle, it is, in fact, a section of teal feather fibers. Andre Puyans a well-known and respected fly tyer and angler and is credited with fly patterns such as the A.P. Nymph series and the Loop Wing dry fly series. Davie does an incredible job tying this signature pattern.

Andre Puyans’ Loop Wing dry fly pattern recipe

Hook: Fulling Mill Ultimate Dry Fly size 14
Thread: Uni-8/0 Yellow
Tail: Light Speckled Coq de Leon
Body: Blue and Yellow Macaw or Pheasant Tail
Hackle: Grizzle Cock Saddle
Wing: Teal Fibres


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Andre “Andy” Puyans

Andy started his fly fishing life in the East, tying flies at the age of nine and eventually under the watchful eye of fly tying legends Darbees, Dettes, Art Flick and Ray Bergman. Andy eventually made his way to California to run the Abercrombie and Fitch office in San Francisco in 1958. He was also a founder …

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2 thoughts on “Davie McPhail Tying Andre Puyans Loop Wing Dry Fly”

  1. Greetings,
    I used to go to Andre’s store in Pacheco, California. He was in business with David Inks, at the time that I was in High School and my first few years of University. David moved on to run the Mill Pond Fly Shop in or around the San Jose, area.

    The store has moved to Walnut Creek and has been owned by someone else for a longtime now. I am almost 70 now, and fly fish in B.C. and the warmer climes of the Pacific (most of the time).

    Thank you or the trip now memory lane. I am slowly giving those rods and reels that I purchased from Andre’ and Dave to my Sons and Grandson.


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